Virginia flags at half-staff after mass shooting in Chesapeake

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has ordered all state and American flags at half-staff for days after mass shooting at Walmart in Chesapeake.

The shooting happened just after 10 pm on Tuesday, November 22. The suspect, identified only as a male Walmart employee, shot and killed six people and injured several others in the tragedy. He then turned the gun on himself and died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.

Gov. Glenn Youngkin ordered flags to be flown at half-staff “in honor and memory of the victims of the Chesapeake shooting, their families and the entire Chesapeake community.”

Flags were ordered to begin flying immediately on Wednesday, November 23, and flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on Sunday, November 27, 2022.

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